A new multi-parallel condition assessment scale for estimating tunnel-induced damage

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Title: A new multi-parallel condition assessment scale for estimating tunnel-induced damage
Authors: Laefer, Debra F.
Conry, B.
Murphy, D.
Ceribasi, Seyit
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2882
Date: Jun-2008
Online since: 2011-03-30T11:59:07Z
Abstract: Traditional means to predict tunnel-induced damage for large groups of potentially affected above ground structures has generally focused on creating a settlement trough and estimating subsequent building response limited by rudimentary aspects of each building’s geometry, structural system, foundation type, and soil bearing capacity. Historically, the procedure is done without consideration for a building’s condition. In this paper, a supplementary step is proposed – one focused on the building’s current state of repair. The presented system employs at its core a widely adopted crack evaluation scale. The main focus is application to unreinforced masonry buildings as they are simultaneously, disproportionately present in urban areas and vulnerable to tunnel movements. The proposed system is herein outlined and applied to a future tunnelling project in Ireland.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: TunnellingMasonryTunnel-induced damageCrack evaluation scaleCondition assessment
Subject LCSH: Earth movements and building
Subsidences (Earth movements)--Forecasting
Tunnels--Design and construction--Ireland
Settlement of structures--Forecasting
Building sites--Risk assessment--Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Development of Urban Areas and Geotechnical Engineering. June 16-19, 2008, St. Petersburg, Russia
Appears in Collections:Urban Institute Ireland Research Collection
Critical Infrastructure Group Research Collection
Civil Engineering Research Collection

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